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FOX
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the romney senior strategist said the poor economy is the focus you go but downplay a "new york times" report that romney used offshore accounts to avoid taxes and inquire -- increase his income. he said that romney's financial decisions are made by a blind trust. >> what is most important to people is they try to relate their economic standing with the candidates and they ask themselves a question what, are the plans we have proposed before the public. >> despited let the in the polls, the president will appear careful not to be confident over the debate. >> there is going to be no dancing. >> reporter: this obama campaign pyrotechnic said the president will -- press secretary said the president will defend his record on the economy and try to talk directly to voters who haven't decided if they will vote for him. >> and won't to reach the undecided voters towing in about what the president's plans are for the middle class. >> reporter: speculation ends wednesday and the debate begins when all of the -- what all of the candidates will talk about comes to an end. >> officials had
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the national average. on an issue that is supposed to be romney's strength the economy, he is trailing the president. with the "new york times" cbs news poll on the question who can better handle it, ohio voters give president edge of 51 to 45%. >> i have woken up every single day doing everything i can to give american workers a fair shot in the global economy. >> there are danger signs. ceos now see slower economic growth for the rest of this year and have lower expectations for sales, capital expenditures and hiring. the chairman of the round table said in a statement that "down shift in quarterly sentiment reflects continuing concern about the strength of the recovery, including uncertainty over the approaching fiscal cliff." the report from mcanernj more significant since he chairs the president export council. >> i know all of us in business or government share the goal strengthening our economy and creating more jobs. >> another vulnerability for the president may be the deficit. he promised to cut it in half by the end of his term but it's now topped $1 trillion for four straig
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
economy. what is mitt romney and paul ryan offering to get us back on track? and i think that is what we will get out of wednesday and if we get that out of wednesday then the country understands the choice they have to make. >> chris: i understand that governor romney plans to make a major foreign policy speech in the next few days. do the two of you think that the president has engaged in a coverup in his and the administration's escaped explanation of what happened at the u.s. consulate in benghazi? >> i will let others decide that. there are republicans and democrats in congress calling for an investigation as we need to have. response was slow. confused. inconsistent. they first said it was a youtube video and spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist are attack. if this was one tragic incident that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem it is part of a bigger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is literally unraveling before our eyes on the tv screens. mitt romney is going to lay out a different vision for foreign policy. one that is a policy o
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to the economy, 51% of ohio voters say they trust president obama against 45% of voters who trust mitt romney. obama has an advantage on the economy in ohio, because basically, this state is a national success story when it comes to the economy. listen to mitt romney's ohio surrogate, governor john kasich. doesn't sound like there's much reason for ohio voters to make a change. >> you know, i hope you all know that ohio's coming back from 48th in job creation to number four, number one in the midwest. from 89 cents and a rainy day fund to $500 million, and we have grown 123,000 jobs in the state of ohio. our families are going back to work. >> governor kasich, you forgot to tell us where you stood on that automobile thing that was kind of big in your state, one in eight jobs are connected to the automobile industry, which, of course, president obama helped out with the automobile loan, which all you republicans can't stand. things are great, so vote for mitt romney, right? i don't think so. today romney launched a new ad campaign. according to the "washington post," greg sargent, this new 60-
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
and the economy and the romney campaign. and i think the only a ha is going to matter today about 9:01 when the debate starts and these two guys are on the same stage together. i think we are not going to be talking about videos or gotcha videos or anything else tomorrow or tonight or tomorrow, it is going to be about the debate it is going to be reset about 9:01 tonight. >> i don't know if that is necessarily true. we may not be talking about a ha moments but chip don't you think we are going to talk about that 47% will not come up in the debate tonight? >> i think it will come up very early in the debate. mitt romney has got to -- i think he will define the debate in this answer, whether he is going to be defensive about it or whether he is going to got offense about it. i think that will probably define the whole debate, because it is going to be about the economy tonight. >> these tapes do matter, at least one tape will matter, and that being the one at the private fund-raiser? >> tamron, what i'm talking about everybody is throwing out the videos, a gotcha moment. i think the voters th
FOX
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
and the ugly, stagnant economy, what are mitt romney and paul ryan offering to get us back on track, and i think that is what we'll get out of wednesday and if we get that out of wednesday the country understands the choice they have to make. >> chris: governor romney plans to make a major foreign policy speech in next two days. do the two of you think the president engaged in a cover-up in his and the administration's explanation of what and at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> i'll let others decide that, there are democrats and republicans in congress calling for an investigation, as we need to have. the response was slow, confused, inconsistent. they first said that it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob and now we know it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident that would be a tragedy in and of itself but it is part of a biure of the fact the obama foreign policy is unraveling, literally, before our eyes and our tv screens and, what mitt romney is going to do, is lay out a very different vision for foreign policy. one, that is a policy of american streng
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
think, look, if mitt romney was to pull this out, i think the economy is really going to do well next year. >> for three squares like us, the gdp matters and this reading we got on gdp this week surprised some of us. mitt romney hit president obama this week about the gdp number. listen. >> look at the numbers that just came out and the growth of our economy. 1.3% versus russia at 4%. china at 7% to 8%. we're at 1.3%. this is unacceptable. it is not working. >> christine, mitt romney has a point. that gdp number shows a very weak economy. americans are feeling better about the economy, despite the fact that we have hard numbers that show the economy is not doing well. what's going on? >> the consumer confidence is taken from the third quarter, right? that was the second quarter. in the second quarter we had the drought and that was something that suppressed economic technology and it is going to be overcome. the question is, are people feeling a little bit better now as we get closer to the election because the economy isn't -- >> you're saying it's an anomaly. >> it's a rear view mir
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
you think is the real state of the economy right now and what mitt romney has in his position tonight? >>guest: the most important thing is mitt romney needs to show that the president and his previous budget that he has proposed with trillions of dollars in new taxes only does one thing: it grows the debt. it does not do anything if the deficit we have had. you give the bigger growth to the federal government. we have to have policies that provide the certainty to the private sector, the policies that enable them to grow. again, this is not saying we don't need any regulation but we need to have smart regulations. in california dairy year 2011, 71,000 pages of new regulations were institutessed. the people in the coal industry, when you look at what has happened to them when we could not get cap and trade moved through they are getting decimated. we have to have a vision like ronald reagan said, talking about a new dawn for this american economy. >>neil: congressman, you are among those who were brought in, in the republican avalanche that brought in 83 republicans and that tipped th
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
extreme sets of numbers on the economy the one painting a pretty good picture, the other not so promising. but an issue we are told mitt romney wants to bring present and center tonight is the debt. how much we as a country owe. at $16 trillion, plus, remember, it was republicans would made that debt clock a big deal. they want to make a big deal of it tonight. they are saying it strangles america's ability to get a handle on finances and your very future. a lot of parents are less optimistic for their kids obtaining anything approaching the success they had. if that is true it would be a generational first and something we will hear spun in the spin room which we are broadcasting. this is one of the fascinating developments about a debate. this is the place where both the head of the the -- ahead of the debate and after the debate, each side tries to sell their story. one side saying, withheld your expectation and the other side saying the economy is not doing better and they will try to outline how their guy will make it better but hold off on the grand expectations because this is mitt
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
is still the economy and jobs. so far mitt romney has not been able to make the sale. that's what the polls show. that's why this thing is close. why hasn't he and what's he going to do tonight differently than he's done in the past. >> i think he's going to make the contrast with president obama, why expanding the pie is in the national interest. not redistributing an ever slowing economy but expanding the pie so everybody gets a job that wants a job, people's salaries are rising. i think he needs to lay out the picture, paint the picture for the audience, frankly, larry, of what america would look like after four years of pro-growth policies. more kid graduating and getting jobs that they were trained to do, more people going to work with full-time jobs, fewer people bailing out of the economy, not looking anymore. home prices increasing. more people who are eligible to get mortgages and a more optimistic and confident country with revenues coming up and that death threat -- >> so he has got to make the sale. keith boykin, i love what rick lazio is saying but romney has not made the sale.
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 11:00am PDT
of the economies, and i think because of that mitt romney's gin more chances than he otherwise would to make his case to the american people. i think this very first debate next week may be his last best chance to make his case. >> do you think if the debate's a flop for mitt romney that all of a sudden some super-pacs and big dollar donors, some of the establishment, do they begin to abandon him next thursday? >> i think it will certainly heighten and go to defcon five. what's the next color is on the homeland security chart, i lose track of them, we'll probably go to. i think what mitt needs to do, craig -- >> fuchsia. >> -- is really be himself. stop trying to be a conservative. he's not. we're not talking about a guy with deep ideological convictions. his real moral convictions are in his family where he has a picturesque american model there. beyond that, he's known for making money for himself and other people and creating jobs for those who don't have wealth. that's who he needs to be. >> it sounds like steve is saying let mitt be mitt. is it too late for that? >> well, it's not as though
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
the economy. >> hallie jackson joins us live with the report. good morning. >> good morning. mitt romney may have a little something to worry about. some new polls show president obama has a double-digit lead over romney in ohio. both candidates are visiting ohio today. the one to use ads and campaign stops to show romney is the better choice for the economy. unemployment is lower than the national average. many workers like the president's bailout of the auto industry. democrats keep up their attacks on the campaign trail. >> what is the focus expected to be today? >> economy. president obama focusing on younger voters. he is speaking in front of crowds at some universities today. mitt romney will emphasize middle class workers. he has a plan to create jobs. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. 62 degrees at the airport. let's stay on that shot. a state delegate can no longer practiced law in maryland. >> a man dies in police custody and his family wants answers. >> state schools need more educators. subsection need more teachers the most? >> we have a little rain in the forecast today. >
FOX Business
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
that obama is polling better than mitt romney on the economy. neil: is that obama still? >> it is the phrase du jour. i want to hear him be loud about this. spending cuts and higher taxes, they say that this will drive us into a full recession if they don't resolve it. neil: bearer scaring everyone is a party, they are scaring everyone. >> they should be scared. >> the bottom line is that this is not the america that became the greatest country in the world. this is not the america that will continue to be the greatest country in the world. you know, i will take people from the lowest rung and if there is income inequality, let's do this. okay? let's be smart about what we are doing. those are the people that i think all politicians are talking about. neil: don't give up on. >> people still want to be rich. all we have to do is listen to rap music. young people want to be read from a but they don't think there are a lot of avenues to do that. the. neil: he showed up against newt gingrich in a debate there and against rick santorum, so we have this end, this estimation. >> i think the real me
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
dependent on their economy and they're dependent on our economy. mitt romney has invested in china, has family trusts invested in china. both sides have done this here. if you want to call it hypocrisy, call it hypocrisy, but nobody is clean here. >> david: by the way, steve, it's not just china, $2.8 billion in department of energy money went to a spanish firm that did solar stuff. this is not just china. we're outsourcing a lot of money overseas. >> two points, david. romney, what he does it's vol temporary. when the government does, it's taking our resources and playing politics with it. it's about trade barrier, stealing our intellectual property rights, what both candidates should be focused on, not this thing about who invests more in china. >> david: if it's private money, may it go where it will. private investors are free to do with their money, but not my money, not my tax dollars. >> i have no allergic relax to governor romney investing in china, if that's what he wants to do. the issue is he makes these investments, goes out on the campaign trail, trashes china, tells us the
CBS
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of the economy. whose happening is mitt romney is having to play defense with his own voting group. the time he has to spend shoring them up is time he's not spending getting swing voters. >> pelley: john, polls that are taken about this point in september sometimes predict the winner and sometimes they don't. in 2008, we had obama over mccain at about this point, but in the year 2000, we had gore over bush about this point. how predictive are these polls six weeks out. >> reporter: if we go all the way back to 1952, eisenhower's first election, the vast majority of the time the candidates who was ahead of the polls ended up winning in the end. but mitt romney can hold on to, though, is that president's john kennedy, ronald reagan, and george w. bush are all tied or behind, scott, and they pulled it out in the end. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. >> pelley: as in politics, things can change pretty quickly in sports. the nfl and its referees seemed ready to dig in for a long fight over pay and pension but that was before the uproar over that terrible call in the monday night game. now it appe
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
bit more optimistic about the economy, that romney is losing some of his edge in the polls on who would handle the economy better. so they say he is really going to take it to obama on the obama record over these past four years. and one of the points they are going to make is he made a lot of promises to voters in 2008. they are going to say he hasn't kept those promises. i talked about the fact that one of the other problems that romney has got is likability. that people like obama more than they like romney. the romney camp says they are not worried about likability. they want him to stay on offense tonight and they expect it to get very heated. >> shepard: what about on the president's part? i think the president knows he going to have to play defense on his record. unemployment is high. g.d.p. growth is very low. where they think they can take it to romney is on his plans. they have say there are a lot of holes as you just heard stefanie cutter in ed henry's report. they say a lot of these things don't add up. romney is the guy who wants to give more tax cuts to wealthy and g
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
ruffled "theyyre making mm do my homework." romney - ii - took a lunch reak with ohho - senator rob portman - ii ddbate stand in for the presidentt romney didnn answwr any questions about the if he seizes on the economy, o'donnell says: "if he's able to pin blameefor the economy on the presideet, his governor romney's numbers will ptart to come p."davis says:: "a new quunnipiac poll finds that 86 perrent of likkly voters don't think thh candidates ill saa anything to chaage their mind - but 93 percent pooled till plan to watch the debates. in washington, jd, fn." 3 earlier we told you about how ravens matt biik and brendon ayanbadajo are weighing on difffrent sides of samm sex marriage issue. issue. and its our question of the day... do you think its appropriate for sports figgres to speak out oo political issue. issuee. brad writee on our facebook page..."they should keep their months shut as longg team." but korcorannwrrtes..." it's totally acceptable ffr any issue." to speak outton - 3 we areeseeing a lively debate on this issue go to fox-baltimore dot com and tell
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
people about where we have been over the last four years. to strengthen our economy. >> romney who is trailing in the polls will be looking for a breakout moment and voters will be looking to hear more details about his plan to lower taxes and the deficit. >> i think most importantly, you'll hear the contrast. the president's reforms haven't done enough to help the economy. >> both campaigns have gone through. but both candidates are seasoned debaters. and right now, romney is spending time with his family at a denver hotel and president obama just wrapped up his walk through of the debate hall. live in denver, colorado, danielle nottingham, back to you. >> we are four hours from 9:00 when the debate will all get started tonight. there is a new u.s.a. poll out today. they asked the voters who do you think will win this debate regardless of who you support? 57% said president obama would probably win. 33% said mitt romney was likely the better debater. susan page says this debate has a lot of power. >> 80% of americans say their mind is made up, they aren't going to change their
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
that governor romney keeps making the case about the economy and keep pushing an alternative vision that the american people can see as a better path and a better way forward to improving the economic conditions. if he does that he will put the president on the defensive. if he allows the president to sort divide the audience, talk about women and myth of the war on women and talk about the middle-class and divide the country and gets on the defensive or talk about issues that are irrelevant to the economy, then that is place where governor rom can look at defensive and may not look as good to the audience. >> is it possible to be too prepared for the debate and candidate appears to be reading off a card imprinted in the back of his head because people are pounding him with information? speak to how you go out and relax and have a good time. >> debate preparation is about three things. it's about making sure the candidate knows what they need to know for the debate. it's about making sure that they are prepared to execute a strategy in a debate, but it's also about making sure they
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am EDT
americans and caused economy to be worse than what it was when he took office. >> i may be the only television host that debated romney. we will talk more right after the break. joyce myer will talk about the power of words. stay with us, we'll be right back. the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but her... likes 50% more cash. but, i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes how about some cupcakes? yes lollipop? yes! do you want an etch a sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card. with a 50% annual cash bonus it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. [ applause ] >>> we're back with brett o'donald and we're talking about the first big debate that comes up on wednesday. in my experience, debating romney four years ago. it appeared to me there were times on the debate stage, i notice there was almost telegraphing some of his forbes and feelings, his facial expressions. that is an important thing that people watch for to see
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
into the economy and in many cases, ideology. mitt romney would be smart to seize on the libyan controversy as part of an overall competence challenge to mr. obama. if the economy remains bad and it does just check outearnings from ford and gm today, and america's overseas strategy is wobbling, which is seems to be, governor romney should have some heavy verbal ammunition to use in the debate tomorrow night. for his part, the president will remain steadfast that everything is going according to plan. >> four years ago i said i'd end the war in iraq, i did. i said we're going to wind down the war in afghanistan. we are. and while a twin tower -- while a new tower rises above the new york skyline, al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. >> bill: but according to the american commander in afghanistan, al-qaeda fighters are again causing trouble in that country and the terror group might even be responsible for murdering ambassador stevens. talking points believes many voters are still persuadable. that support for the president is thin among some independents. recent rasmussen p
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
that he's done that have caused the economy to go down. >> bill: final question, does mitt romney have to say, because you know the president is going to come after him -- look, here is what i'm going to phase out. some charitable stuff, some real estate stuff, does he have to do that or can he stay in the general area where he feels more comfortable? >> no. what he has to do is cast a vision that's a better alternative than the path we're on. >> bill: does that include specificity in those areas where the president is going to keep banging him and banging him and banging him, tell me, tell me, tell me? >> i don't think by and large it has to. there has to be a few specifics, but what he has to do is show that he offers a better way forward than the president does right now. >> bill: all right. mr. o'donnell, thanks very much. we hope you'll come back, by the way in a few days and assess what happened out there. all right? >> would love to. >> bill: directly ahead, the president counting on women to put him back in the white house. crowley and colmes on that. then, don imus this mornin
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
, the struggling romney campaign is recalibrating his message to better connect with voters on the economy and to attack the president on his handling of the latest foreign policy crisis, the evolving explanation of what exactly happened in libya. when our u.s. ambassador was killed more than two weeks ago on 9/11. we'll hear from a top obama adviser, david plueff. and the governor of new jersey, governor chris christie. let's look at the state of the race, the key battleground states, nine of them, we've done polling in all, here's a result in all nine, it's obama advantage across the board. look at ohio, plus seven. look at virginia, plus five. these are key states. is the race over? >> absolutely not. and that happened pretty quickly, right, david, you saw change in the polls happen quickly. i'm here to tell you this morning. it can happen quickly back the other way. i think the beginning of that is wednesday, when governor romney for the first time gets on the same stage as the president of the united states, people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the futu
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in the history of the world this obama economy has crushed the middle class. >> reporter: romney's ad team quickly seized on the remarks churning out a web video. at an event in denver rubio piled on. >> those happen to be the words of the distinguished vice president of the united states mr. joe biden. no, don't boo. he's the best thing we got going, guys. don't boo. because in a moment of clarity, in a brief moment of clarity he just told us what we already knew. >> reporter: romney's aides say they expect the president to call on the gop nominee to offer specifics. >> we're going to limit deductions. >> reporter: but in an interview with the denver tv station, romney began to do just that. >> well, you could do something for instance as an option you could say everybody's going to get up to a $17,000 deduction. and you can use your charitable deduction or home mortgage deduction or others, health care deduction and you can fill that bucket. if you have a $17,000 bucket that way and higher income people might have a lower number. >> reporter: as for all of that talk about zingers, the ro
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to handle the economy, mr. romney leads by three. on the deficit, mr. romney leads by nine. on all of these issues, that's the one on which he has the strongest trust from voters as compared with president obama. and that confidence in mr. romney on the deficit turns up not just in the nbc/"wall street journal" poll, but in a lot of national polls. even though he hasn't given a lot of details as to how he would handle the deficit as an issue. the bottom line, there's no question as to who you would rather be here, right? you would rather be president obama than mitt romney looking at these numbers. that plus 19 advantage that the president has on looking out for the middle class, that is a death nail for mr. romney's campaign if he cannot turn that around. but i think looking ahead to tonight's debate, there is a real opportunity in the huge disconnect in the electorate, in a way that reflects a real risk for president obama. there's this huge disconnect between mr. obama's best number with voters and one of his worst numbers. which is that president obama has so far not been able
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
more time here in ohio than any other state. at every campaign stop, mitt romney has hit the same theme. i care about you. >> these are tough times, even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: as new polls show ohio slipping away. romney down by ten points in a new poll out this morning, and nearly that in another recent poll. after that video of romney talking badly about the 47% who pay no income tax. today, from romney, more compassion in a new minute-long tv ad. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: romney's problem is historic, nobody has won the white house without winning ohio, romney sounded optimistic today in an interview with nbc news. >> can you win ohio? >> i'm going to win ohio, in part because i have for support of people in ohio. >> reporter: but the problem, obama is here, too, today, his 29th visit since taking office, and not letting anybody forget that other number, 47%
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, ohio, pennsylvania and florida. another state to keep a close eye on is virginia and mitt romney will be here once again in springfield. both were in ohio. mitt romney going down the campaign trail continuing to make the economy topic number one. >> there are so many in our economy that are hurting. >> as i travel around ohio i do not see a lot of victims. i see hardworking ohioans. >> the president leads the 53% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 2:30am PDT
. some romney advisers to keep the focus on the economy, some are saying romney should have a major foreign policy speech days after the debate. over the weekend, the white house was on the defensive after the friday's announcement that the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in bengahzi was deliberate and organized. peter king of new york called on susan rice to resign as u.s. ambassador to the united nations after she initially claimed the attack on the consulate was part of the spontaneous protest after an anti-islamic video. yesterday paul ryan and john mccain slammed the administration's handling of the deadly attack. >> the response was slow, confused, inconsistent. they first said it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist attack if this was one tragic incident that would be a tragedy in itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture that the obama foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes on tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that al qaeda is on the wane, ever
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
mentioned. it almost sounds unbelievable. on top of the, how romney has another tax cut, costing the economy $1.70 trillion. guess what, it is $250,000 a year in additional tax cuts to the same 120 families. -- 120,000 families and anyone that makes more than $1 million. ladies and gentlemen, this has a gigantic costs. there is something called the tax policy center made up of experts. this is a bipartisan group of experts. they did an analysis like they do all of the tax proposals. they point out that if romney ryan were elected, it would increase taxes by middle-class families by $2,000 a year. we have seen this before. letting banks write their own rules. massive tax cuts for the very wealthy,we know how it ended. it ended in the catastrophe of the middle class. and the great recession of 2008. ladies and gentlemen, i am telling you today, we will not go back to that. [cheers and applause] we cannot go back to that policy. america cannot afford to go back to that policy. the present and i have a different way forward. let me tell you what our plan is. in addition,we have created over 5 mi
FOX Business
Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. really all romney has to say is i'm not obama. i will be spending taxpayer money to stimulate the economy. i will encourage the private sector to spend their money. all right. well, thank you for the opinions. final thought on education. we heard from experts on the show. the studies reported on, kids are not learning what they need to act. not prepared for college much less left after school. but as is often the case, some are taking this problem too far. as a new push to make kindergarten tougher, yes, kindergarten. a standardized tests are popping up in classrooms full 05-year-old smith. these exams are meant to determine whether they are on track to it succeed in college and career.
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:30am EDT
policy, especially the economy. governor romney has been preparing in denver and says tonight's debate will not be about finding a definitive winner. >> in my view, it's not so much winning or losing, or even the people themselves, the president or myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for to discuss a pathway forward for america that we would choose. >>reporter: the president has been practicing outside oflation. to his supporters he remains confident, but he's not underestimating his opponent. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >>reporter: now, pbs' jim le hrer airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. you can see it here on abc 2 news. according to the most recent cnn/rc poll, when you factor in the margin of error of 3 1/2 points, this race remains a dead heat. >> thanks, charley. >>> if you want to watch those debates with a big group of people would which could be pretty fun. you'll want to head to gillman. they'll be hosting an audience discussion about the debate and the campaign as well, as well as historical coverage of importa
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
with romney failing to make the sale on almost any issue, including the economy where he's at a six-point deficit to the president. six points on the economy? tt rney kha. trouble. and in a brand new ad, one reason is clear, as romney plays face thecamera, doing his best damage control over that 47% video. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class e difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> and, cut. very good. that was marginally convincing. maybe a little more -- tell you what, here's an example of a politici speaking this nuauti an in bowlingreen wit come >> my opponent may think it's fair that someone who makes $20 million a year, like he does, pays a lower rate than a teacher, i disagree. i don't think that's fair. i don't think it helps grow our economy. mi t give up their deductions for owning a home or looking after their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cuts. we're not going to do that. >> dear me. diwe mention ohio voting starts in sidays? i'm delht to be joined now by former ohioer t strickland with us from columbus
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
may have swag,. but he lacks the ability to fix the u.s. economy. a week from tonight, mitt romney and the president will square off in their first debate. still to come on abc 7 news tonight,, is talking again. -- madonna is talking again. >> live in herndon. >> heartbreak in a fairfax family community. a man murdered his wife and two teenage boys before taking his own life. a vigil for the slain family. live in herds and now with the vigil. this was not a memorial. it was to gather for people to come to gather and console each other. >> it was those moments we never forget. birthday parties. >> now it is like, it will never be the same. >> jazmine says peterson was there. he was her body. -- buddy. >> we watched those kids grow up together. it is heartbreaking. >> when police went inside, they found the bodies, including the teenagers chris and matt. >> we heard recently the petersons are not with us now. >> community came to us to be a community. >> ♪ >> a good way for jazemin to remember her friend chris. >> the sanctuary holds about 900 people and it was packed. it goes to s
CNN
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
cain had to say about the economy, but in the context of that romney ad, it only presented the words as if they were coming right out of the president's mouth and that wasn't the case. i've tried to go back to the romney campaign and say was this the ad that you corrected or removed. they just haven't gotten back to me on that. but anderson, mii mean, the rean why this is so important and crucial to the romney campaign, this line of attack on welfare and on welfare reform, what they accuse the president of doing with welfare reform, it fits into a narrative that they've been trying to say about the president for weeks now and that is that the president encourages government dependency, that he would rather see people who are dependent on government than go back into the work force and you heard mitt romney talk about that in the interview today, that he wants to get more people back to work instead of being dependent on government, and so that is why you did not see him back away from that claim today. >> lori, do you recall the romney campaign removing or correcting any ads or frank
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
weekend before president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first presidential debate. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
's handling of the economy compared to 35% two years ago. john reports is following the romney campaign and live tonight but first, let's get to ed henry live outside the white house. you would think the bad economic news would have the president scrambling? >> especially on top of that economic growth number you mentioned which is very weak, durable goods, that came in. it's down 13.2%. washing machines and things that are supposed to last three years. it was the worst drop since 2009 when we were in recession and president took office. nonetheless, the president is out on the trail to gain the battleground of virginia, basically trying to say, look, this is going to take more time. take a listen. >> during campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. you know what? it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle-class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> in addition to
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Sep 29, 2012 1:00am PDT
still have not convinced the casual voter that they can improve the economy. mr. romney's moment will come next wednesday in denver when he confronts mr. obama in the first debate. the governor it's the only debate. he must win or he will not recover. he has to show that he cares about the folks and that his expertise can return the nation to prosperity while more of barack obama would be a disaster. quite a challenge for romney. the media is heavily rooting for his opponent. the folks are generally fair and they will be watching. whether it's lifetime or after the fact on the net and the folks will make up their own minds. so the governor does chance as the drama builds. and that's the memo. next on the run down, lou dobbs will respond. also ahead this evening a devastating "saturday night live" impression of the president. >> remember that movie, the sixth sense? [ laughter ] i'm like the kid in that movie. [ laughter ] i see employed people. [ laughter ] >> bill: we'll be back in a moment. american people, that's one of the most confounds parts of all of this is this race betw
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
to the polls. both candidates to go to ohio. mitt romney said he is the plan to turn around the economy. hallie jackson joins us live. we're getting new information from polls show were both candidates stand in ohio? >> a new poll shows president obama ahead of mitt romney by double digits. they both will be campaigning in the same part of the state today. to theomney's bus tour final stop in a key state. republicans hope to have an opportunity to turn the tide to show romney is the better choice for the economy. >> he had no better idea. it was a repeat of what he said four years ago. >> it may be a tough sell where many workers like the president's bailout of the auto industry. democrats keep up their attack. >> they act like the recession fell from the sky. whoa. "how did this happen?" >> the president was shift gears -- the president will shift gears. we have been talking about other signs the economy is going in the right direction. housing prices are up in some of the biggest cities. >> president obama is pulling light in ohio. what about other states -- president obama is pulling ahead i
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Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
strong? >> the real problem for mitt romney is in the meat of the polls. he has advantage on economy, taxes, democrats rarely have advantage on, among women. couple things jumped out at me. this is from "the washington post" poll yesterday, mitt romney is at 50% unfave, 40% faif. barack obama 39% unfavorable, mitt romney's having trouble getting people to like him. that's a very big problem. the other thing that jumped out at me is this question of the bailout by two to one margin -- >> the auto bailout. >> the auto bailout, voters there in ohio like the bailout and said it's been good for the economy. you see this in poll after ohio poll. >> wow, those are some pretty strong numbers. you've been talking to ohio republicans. what are they saying? what are their concerns? are they afraid of losing the state? >> absolutely. do they think mitt romney's losing by ten points in ohio? no. they think the race is closer, but they do acknowledge he is losing. the problem mirrors what you hear nationally from republicans, mitt romney hasn't developed a sus tingt response to this question about
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
policy. he literally has nothing to say. the entire romney strategy on foreign policy, it's basically an extension of what he's had to offer on domestic policy, on domestic policy the romney campaign is built around we're counting on the economy being bad, voters want to fire the president, here's the statistic that's terrible vote out the president. they are applying that, they have applied that to foreign policy. never bothered to sit down and lay out a comprehensive and coherent foreign policy vision. what he's done, the krilts sism of obama he reacts to event bs, what romney does is react to obama's reaction to events. whatever obama's posture is he tries to maneuver into a position to say obama is weak, obama is jimmy carter about because when you're the republican it's 1979 the democratic president is always jimmy carter. the perfect example how he handled libya. when the libya thing started a year and a half ago, the first response from mitt romney, when obama agreed to the mission, the first response from mitt romney was, too late, and this isn't enough. he criticized him. wea
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
put up earlier, do you trust romney or obama handling on the economy. for so long, that was the -- like one of the few areas where romney consistently pulled ahead and shows, this is no longer like a choice between the incumbent who's done an okay or bad job, you know, and some notional manager somebody who might run. it's mitt romney and barack obama. >> most effective ad mitt romney ran early with the bumps in the road saying i'm not a bump in the road, people unemployed. it looked like a democratic ad because it was aimed at the middle and working class. he's got caught up in his own rhetoric. >> more bumps in the road tomorrow. catch him on this topic and the show up with chris hayes, this and every saturday, and sunday, at 8:00 eastern on msnbc. now coming up, an incredible injustice unites the nation crisis divides mitt romney's campaign from within. alex looks back at football, politics and bacon and asks what just happened, next. [ ross ] we are at the bottom of the earth: patagonia, chile. this is the first leg of our world challenge with the cadillac ats.
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and imgrmigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl at chipotle. president obama visited hoover dam. when we arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face questions about the economy. there will be six segments 15 minutes each and the first three are devoted entirely to the economy. >> i want to repeal obama care and replace it w
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
in a global economy, and so, that's what governor romney is laying out a very clear vision on that. guess what he's going do, he's going negotiate with congress about those loopholes. that's what he's going to do. he's not going to lock himself into something now. >> don't voters have the right to know what those are? >> the voters have the right to know what direction he's going to take the country in. he's going to reduce so nobody is paying less in the wealthy class than before. here's what he's learned that the president has never learned, 85% of his legislation was democratic when he was governor in massachusetts. you can lay out aspirational goals and visions, you have to get down to negotiating to get things done. in washington, the president draws hard lines but he never knows how to negotiate and compromise. >> governor romney has been getting a lot of advice from some pretty anxious conservatives. one wants a bigger, bolder campaign. i want to read what he had to say. he said, go large mitt. for six months, he's been matching obama small for small ball. a hit and run critique here, a
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
what to do, and i will do what it takes to get this economy going. >> ohio voters say the economy matters to them. romney argues his business experience makes him the best choice, but latest polls suggest voters think mr. obama would do a better job. a cnn average of four recent ohio polls found 51% of voters support president obama. 44% favor mitt romney. one of romney's events wednesday was a manufacturing round table with business leaders and tv host micro. he's a man known for taking on tough jobs. in ohio he's overshadowed by the two other men that's even tougher. in washington i'm emily smith. >>> and for some more numbers, campaigned two on university poll says president obama was wide lead over mitt romney in the swing states of ohio, florida, and pennsylvania. in this case the president leads romney in ohio by ten points, leads in florida by nine points and in pennsylvania by 12 points. president before the united niegss today said the u.s./european union have entrusted themselves. the hall was not full as speech. the u.s. made demonstration voiced part of the speech. spo
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
and president obama is iiknow what it takessto get the conomy the economy mattees to them. romney argues his business experience makee hii the best choice--but latest polls suggest voters think mr. obama would do a etter job. a cnn averrge of four recent found 51 percent of likkly - voters support president obama romney. "my friend mike rowe." one of romney's events wednesday was at a business leaders and t-v host mike rowe...he's a man known ffr taking on tough jobs ... but n ohio , he's overshadowed byythe two other even tougher. innwashington, i'm mily schmidt.-----end----- cnn..criptt---- the push for ohio vottrs s pspecially timely... even thought it's about 40 daas until the general election,, early voting ii ohio begins in a week....leaving little time to win over the firsttvoters. 3more people are pending they don't have! have!how much money... americans are racking u in overdraft fees. ((break 3)) -reporter pkg-as follows --so much for fiscal responsibility. a new study shows overdraft is making a comeback as more and more americans dip their ccecking accoonts - into
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
of this year, the nation's gdp was revised downward from 1.7% to 1.3%. mitt romney tried to link that issue to national defense. at one point saying in the his remarks here that china's economy is growing faster than the united states. russia's economy is growing faster than the united states and that a weak economy means weak national security. it's no surprise he tailored that message that this audience. suzanne, from a pure political standpoint, if mitt romney can't flip virginia back to the republican column -- as we know president obama won four years ago here. if he can't do that, it's going to be very tough. these are states that romney has to flip back to the republican column if he wants to be elected president. >> jim, one of the things i noticed, too, that's different here, virginia's unemployment rate is much lower than the national average. you're talking about a national average of over more than 8%, virginia hovering in the 5% range or so. is his message of creating more jobs. is that really going to resonate in virginia? >> reporter: that is why i think, suzanne, we heard hi
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. these are states mitt romney needs to put into his column, but the economy an those states is doing fairly well. that's going to be an issue for him. >> all right, jim acosta, thank you. good to see you. we're watching, keeping our eyes out. this is virginia beach where he'll be speaking shortly. you see the podium there. they'll introduce him as soon as he walks to the podium, we'll take that live as well. >>> one of the most divisive international conflicts is taking general stage at the u.n., the palestinian authority and prime minister of israel making addresses soon. we'll take those live as well. one leader is making a fresh push for independence. the other will ask the united states to help prevent all-out war with iran. let's go to richard roth, our senior united nations correspondent. first, let's talk about mahmoud abbas. last year he failed at that same podium to make the case that the palestinian status should be raised as a state, that they should have statehood. now he's going to go back and say we want a beefed-up status for palestinians shy of statehood. what would that accompli
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
it takes to get this economy going. >> shepard: president obama and governor romney each back in the buckeye state with just days to go until the first votes are cast. and ♪ ♪ moon river ♪ wider than a mile. >> shepard: tonight, saying good by to the legendary crooner andy williams. first from fox this wednesday night the president of iran is back in the country he says the united states is in cahoots with the devil and israelis are uncivillized. now the world is reacting to mahmoud ahmadinejad's latest anti-west rhetoric today at the united nations. the president of ahmadinejad took the podium at the u.n. general assembly and while his speech was not as fiery as some of those in the past, he still did say his vision of the world's future does not include the united states or israel. listen. >> the koran -- situation of the world better incident of history humanely iran's management of the world and the self-proclaim sensors of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil. >> shepard: just yesterday the iranian president called israel a fake regime that needs to be e
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
has been saying in tv ads and speeches. the economy is getting worse. the president confronts romney if he has written off 47% of america to get richer. the debate happens tonight in denver. tracie potts has the preview. >> reporter: president obama on the right and mitt romney on the left. questions about taxes and health care. the bar is high for the president and predicts romney's aggressiveness is not a fun balance. >> he has the facts. he drills you. he is tenacious. that is the difference between four years ago and this time. >> reporter: the bottom line, democrats say, is who has specifics. >> the american people at home are looking for details. i think you will see president obama continue to do that. >> reporter: nbc's latest poll puts the president three points ahead with romney gaining ground. >> voters are less likely to be hispanic and percentage of people 18 to 29-year-olds dropped. as a consequence of the po poll being slightly older, it moves to mitt romney. >> reporter: more interesting, the battle ground states. romney closing the gap in virginia and florida, but no
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
on domestic issues including the economy. romney is talking more about foreign policy and slamming the president. >> in this morning's wall street journal, the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> promised a few things. end the iraq war , he did. take the fight to al-qaida and degrade them. he has. >> major foreign policy speech to deliver in the next few weeks. >> and foreign policy is the subject of the debating come up on october 22nd. that one is in florida >> mr. romney, we know, is behind in the the polls in the swing states and after that gaff, what's it going to take for him to turn a little for this debate? >> reporter: it won't be easy. it is possible. he's going to have to turn things around. strong debate performances and he really needs to take a lot of these states where he's battling the president where the president has a lead in a lot of swin
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
know. a subject the challenger mitt romney claims as his very own. >> he has no plan to get our economy working again. with well, i have a plan. i have five steps to get this economy going, create 12 million jobs, save medicare and get our incomes rising again. >> but as the campaign has moved forward, mr. romney's central argument has begun to fall apart. how on earth does he plan to reduce the deficit while simultaneously offering everyone a 20% tax cut? and why won't he tell us which deductions and loopholes he plans to close? but beneath all of these specifics is the fundamental premise that mitt romney and paul ryan have been selling, that reducing taxes will absolutely spur economic growth. there's just one problem. it doesn't bear scrutiny. look at these facts. between 1950 and 1970, the economy grew at a rate of 3.9%. and this, when the average top marginal tax rate was 84.9%. now, compare this with the period from 1987 to the year 2010, when the average tax rate was just 36.4%. the economy grew at a far less robust rate of just 2.9%. we keep being told that mr. romney's been re
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
, and i quote, "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose." >> so the romney ad tried to make it sound like president obama said this thing thate he qti it to say that he disagreed with that statement. i mean, there are lots of little lies in politics, little exaggerations, but that's really big, really bad lie. and it was their first ad against president obama. and so, naturally,itt romney got skewered for this, for viy blunt lie.irst gener what did the romney campaign do about the whopper in that ad? did they correct it or remove as mitt romney now says has always been his campaign policy? no, they didn't it. that ad is still up on his campaign web page. not only did the romney campaign dinot remover coect at ad, romney defended it just as it was getting all attention for being a lie, remember? >> there was no hidden effort on the part of our campaign. it was instead to point out what's sauce for the goose is now sauce r the gander. >> sces go, ever. but mitt romney didn't correct or remove the ad that had the lie in it about what president obama said about the econo
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
be created, but likely not happening tonight. the focus on that debt, on the economy, which mitt romney is saying is going to hell in a hand basket, and obama forces say, it's a nicer hand basket than it was. we have no idea how they sell the argument. we know their people are out in droves in the room behind me where they pitch their respective argument and sort of pitch their standard lines. what i think is interesting about the room is this is the place before the debate each side is telling what a lousy debater their guy is. in this room, it's not spinning. by the enof the night, i might be. they -- they each say how poorly they expect their candidate to perform. after the debate, each candidate will be seen as menace material. this guy already is. alan simpson, chair of the debt commission. i don't know a lot of public servants, but, senator, honor to have you. >> always a treat. i must say your humor is contagious. neil: i learn from you. >> i'm chuckling here on the side, and i shouldn't be doing that, but i am. i will stop now because we have to be serious about this. neil: you
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Sep 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
have done better than president obama's done. gregg: on the economy, the president leads romney by one. on taxes, it is the reverse. romney leads by one. but on government spending, this is really amazing, mitt romney leads by 17 points. does he need to exploit that? >> well, yeah, i think he does. i'm actually amazed it is not bigger. there were 38% of the people polled think that president obama would be better on government spending? i mean, honestly i just don't have any explanation for how those 38% could believe that unless they're government workers. mitt romney should be pushing hard on this question of government spending, debt, deficits and make this much more of an idealogical argument, an idealogical case against the president. he is a big government liberal. he expanded government at every turn. he will expand government further in his second term. gregg: want to put one more graphic poll up for you. most voters, 73%, say they're aware of the 47% comment notoriously made by governor mitt romney. but look at this, 63% think he is right when he argues that too many people in
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
questions for romney. >> i think romney will turn the economy around but it's the other issues that we don't know about. >> reporter: like what? >> like the medicare, health care issues. >> reporter: in haymarket, virginia, life-long republican dan stapleton echoes fears about the romney/ryan ticket. >> i think they want to change ot so dramatically that we won't recognize it quite as medicare once they're done. >> reporter: by balancing the ticket with ryan, an advocate of major changes to entitlement programs, romney has prompted haestions on what he would do about medicare. ro now mitt romney's attacking the president on medicare? >> reporter: and he's also opened the door to an avalanche of democratic attack ads. >> analysts say it could raise seniors' costs up to $6,400 a year. >> reporter: today a spokesperson for the romney campaign called these latest medicare issues "er" because his plan was not adequately explained in the questions. sut, scott, the responses are relevant to romney's hopes. >> pelley: dean, thanks very much. both candidates have had their plans distorted in a torr
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